Jazz Guitar with Rick Stone

This 6 day course 30th June-5th July is timed to coincide with Umbria Jazz 2013         BOOK NOW 

Rick Stone is based in New York City but has been coming to Italy for the last few years to be part of Umbria Jazz. This year he is running a workshop with art holiday Italy and you have the opportunity to learn from him. He is an artist with a clear musical vision creating fresh interpretations of jazz standards and lyrically evocative originals.

“one of the finest straight-ahead jazz guitarists on the current NYC jazz scene.”
– Robert Silverstein, MWE3.com

Rick has tutored and played with an impressive selection of musicians, leading all-star groups with the likes of Kenny Barron, Eric Alexander, Vernel Fournier, Richard Wyands, Ralph Lalama, Dennis Irwin and Billy Hart to name a few. He has played in performances at Carnegie Hall’s, Weill Recital Hall, The Smithsonian Institution, The Blue Note and Birdland.

Rick has many years teaching guitar to share and this five day workshop is a real opportunity to spend time with your guitar and take yourself to the next level wherever that may be.  Practice will be followed by a performance to a friendly audience on the Rimondato amphitheatre and maybe a late night jam session in Perugia itself.

PRICES    Double room £495        Bunkhouse / Dome £455

Workshop Dates & Program 30th June – 5th July

  • 30th Sun arrive – Evening meal group meet, intro workshop
  • 1st Mon group practice
  • 2nd Tue group practice & 1 to 1 sessions
  • 3rd Wed group practice & 1 to 1 sessions
  • 4th Thur Morning Trip to Citta di Castello for market day. Afternoon group workshop
  • 4th Evening performance on Rimondato Amphitheatre
  • 5th Fri Morning group workshop, evening play at a Jam session Perugia. (stay over in Perugia)
Rick will be playing at various gigs throughout the festival why not extend your trip over the weekend and see more of Umbria Jazz  5th – 14th July.  There are performances all day, free and ticketed and impromptu jam sessions in the evening/night.  Perugia is great city to see in its’ self .
Tickets for Umbria Jazz 2012 ranged from €23 to €80 for Sonny Rollins Gold tickets.
To stay in Perugia we recommend the Hotel Perusia, reasonably priced and well located. Bookings can be cancelled up to 48 hrs before the stay.

3 thoughts on “Jazz Guitar with Rick Stone

  1. am really interested but what level do you need to be?
    i.e. I read tab but slow with stave
    play blues mainly but just bought jazz box

    • Hi Steve I have passed your message on to Rick who will be able to explain what the course will work through. It is open to all, The great thing about learning in a small group is you get lots of support from the other people on the course. Gives you that bit of extra confidence as everyone is supporting you. Also better than you or worse people have been there too.
      Rick will be in touch shortly.


    • Hi Steve!

      The class is open to all levels. There will be class instruction and also some one-on-one tutorial. Much of the material I’ll be showing you will be available online via my teaching website http://www.jazzguitarlessons.com (participants will receive special accounts with access to the premium content). Most of it is available in tab and diagram form as well as standard notation. So as long as you’re not a complete beginner (and this doesn’t sound like the case) you should be fine.

      Feel free to contact me directly if you have other questions or concerns.

      All the best!
      ~ Rick Stone

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